What you read in The Leader sport 2017: March | Photos

Check out what was making news in the sporting world around Tamworth in March, 2017.


Andrew Pieper will no doubt be celebrating long and hard after She Will Reign took out the richest two-year old race in the world – the Longines Golden Slipper.

“We just toughed it out. The boys dug in.”

“It’s good to get all four of them and to win four in a row is pretty special with this group.”

“There’s always things to work on early in the season, but it was good for us to get the points first-up.”

“We have a lot of new blokes. It was good to get a win and get their confidence up.”

"Unlike kids in Sydney who train three times a week, we might only be able to get the kids together for once a month.

"So if we're going to bridge the gap, we've got to be professional in our expectations and particularly our training standards.

South Tamworth pulled off a second preliminary final escape in as many years on Sunday to win through to their sixth consecutive Tamworth first grade grand final.

Days after young brother Josh claimed career best figures, Aaron Hazlewood produced a career best bowling performance to send Old Boys into their fourth consecutive Tamworth first grade grand final.

“Rugby and netball clubs have been successfully run in conjunction in many regional and metro areas throughout Australia and are common in New Zealand and South Africa for both sporting, social and community fundraising benefits.”

"She was a bubbly person but she didn't go out of your way to push on you. She laughed and smiled."